Livada said he first changed his plan to a concealed-carry demonstration for Saturday, but many of those who had earlier expressed interest backed out. He was concerned too many people were more interested in the open-carry side of the demonstration than the policy goals.
“So we canceled my demonstration,” he said.
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Livada said he intends to take part in police policy discussions in the coming weeks.
The proposal he sent out has six points — eliminating police use of chemical irritants, better police hiring and discipline practices, more mental health and scheduling support for officers, better use-of-force and escalation systems, accountability that includes third-party review, and better officer-community involvement.
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